Thieves smash store, take phones

Two burglars were caught on surveillance video Sunday smashing their way into an Augusta cellphone dealership and stealing close to $1,500 in new smartphones.

The owner of Page Link Wireless told Richmond County sheriff’s deputies Sunday that he reported to work to find the glass front door to the business at 3246 Wrightsboro Road smashed and numerous phones missing.

Store security footage showed two black males wearing dark clothing entering the shop about 3:30 a.m., according to an incident report from the sheriff’s office.

One of the burglars was older and holding a bag outside the store’s entrance, while the other was short, “small enough to fit through the divided window frame of the business’s door.”

Six phones – two each made by Apple, HTC and Samsung – were stolen. Their value was estimated at $1,485.

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